Contributed by Andreas Kroh, August 2010
|Diagnostic Features||Differing from Echinocyamus s.s. by its "squamoform projections" along the peristomal margin and a few large triangular plates in the peristomal membrane.|
|Distribution||Pleistocene-Recent; Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Red Sea.|
|Type||Echinocyamus crispus Mazzetti, 1893, p. 239. by original designation.|
|Classification and/or Status||Clypeasteroida; Scutellina; Laganiformes; Echinocyamidae.
Subjecive junior synonym of Echinocyamus.
|Remarks||Presently there is no convicing evidence that Lepidocyamus needs to separated from Echinocyamus.
Mironov, A. N. & Sagaidachny, A. Y. 1984. [Morphology and distribution of the recent echinoids of the genus Echinocyamus (Echinoidea: Fibulariidae)]. Trudy Instituta Okeanologii, Akademii Nauk SSSR 119, 179-204.